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How Proust Changed Our Minds

Introduction:
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large, The New Yorker

Speaker:
Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and a leader of London's The School of Life

Alain de Botton celebrates the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time with a lecture on the story and ultimate spell cast by a book publication that, baffling to so many on its first appearance, has improbably become one of the most beloved books of our time.

Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.

Part of the series "1913: The World Implodes."

Recorded October 16, 2013

Lectures and Panels (149)

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SPARK: Plato at the Met
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Collecting Cubism
(00:56:59) 507 views

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
(00:12:45) 1285 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
(00:26:18) 56 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
(00:41:24) 74 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
(00:48:51) 34 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
(00:41:09) 31 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
(00:30:01) 41 views

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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
(00:37:47) 105 views

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My Met—Keith Christiansen
(00:57:48) 119 views

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Africa and the West
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Why New Art Mattered
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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
(00:14:59) 1206 views

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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
(00:19:40) 578 views

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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
(00:18:53) 667 views

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TEDxMet: James Nares
(00:18:28) 324 views

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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
(00:04:49) 358 views

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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
(00:07:53) 279 views

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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
(00:14:17) 399 views

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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
(00:12:17) 226 views

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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
(00:18:31) 337 views

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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
(00:13:16) 465 views

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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
(00:18:20) 435 views

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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
(00:06:11) 1297 views

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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
(00:12:13) 613 views

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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
(00:14:00) 658 views

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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
(00:14:45) 218 views

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The Art of Making Chintz
(00:04:20) 4467 views

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Journey to the Copper Age
(01:10:46) 2062 views

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Performance by Dan Zhu
(00:19:42) 116 views

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The Cloisters: Part Three
(00:15:56) 160 views

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The Cloisters: Part Two
(00:17:40) 327 views

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The Cloisters: Part One
(00:17:14) 993 views

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The Cloisters: Part Four
(00:17:19) 156 views